One. Satire in the Republic: From Lucilius to Horace

  1. Susanna Braund2 and
  2. Josiah Osgood3
  1. Ralph M. Rosen

Published Online: 21 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118301074.ch1

A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

How to Cite

Rosen, R. M. (2012) Satire in the Republic: From Lucilius to Horace, in A Companion to Persius and Juvenal (eds S. Braund and J. Osgood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118301074.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stanford, Yale, London, UK

  2. 3

    Georgetown University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199650

Online ISBN: 9781118301074

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Keywords:

  • Persius and Juvenal, texts and contexts;
  • satire in the Republic, from Lucilius to Horace;
  • satire, always being something of a problem;
  • satire ridiculing attacks, and taking polemical stances;
  • satire crafted, in accordance with literary conventions;
  • Grandmaster Lucilius, a great satirical poet of second-century BCE Rome;
  • Lucilius' range and versatility in subject matter, a superb ear for comedy;
  • Horace on Lucilius, continuing Lucilius' desultory approach;
  • affiliating Lucilian satire with Greek Old Comedy;
  • Lucilian libertas into the Empire

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Grandmaster Lucilius

  • Horace on Lucilius

  • Conclusion: Lucilian libertas into the Empire

  • Further Reading